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Project Details:


Pattern: Butterick 4738-View A
Description: Square neck pullover top with length and sleeve variations.
Fabric: Scallop edge lace
Accessory: Black leather Sash

I bought this pattern because I thought that it was a really cute top, but I had no idea of what fabric I was going to use so it just sat in my collection for a while. A few weeks ago while out window shopping, I stopped into Anthropologie and saw all of the beautiful lace wear they have in their Fall collection and was inspired to make something similar.

This pattern completely lives up to it's name -- "Fast & Easy"! I cut and sewed this top in like 2 hours! I modified View A, by omitting the bias tape that should have been sewn to the waistline of the top that would incase the lace ties. I wanted to be able to belt the top and have option on what type of belt to wear. Since the top is lace, I also omitted the facings and the fusible interface. I used the lace guide pattern piece to cut the scalloped edge from the fabric to use as the trim around the neckline and voila, it was done!


Pattern: Butterick 4861-View D
Description: Straight-legged, below mid-knee pants or wide-legged gaucho, below mid-calf or evening length have waistband and mock fly.
Fabric: light-weight black and white wool blend tweed
Notions: two 3/4" buttons; 7" zipper

Also while in Anthropologie, they had a great pair of wide-legged gauchos with wide cuff, so I was inspired to do a pair of those too. I never really saw an exact pattern for the style I wanted, and since this pattern was really quick and easy, I decided to just modify it. I used View D, which are the pants, cut off 3" inches on the legs. On the wrong side, I made a 4" wide hem and on the right side, I did a 3" cuff and tacked it down on the seam lines. Also, on the waistband, I added an inside button. Another great "Fast & Easy" pattern.

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  1. Super cute top! I am working with a scalloped edge lace right now. Did you ignore the grainlines on the sleeves to use the scallop edge on the sleeves, or did you cut the scalloped edge and trim the edges of the sleeve as a separate step? (Or, maybe the grainlines on the patterns were consistent with letting you use the scalloped edges as the end of the sleeves.)


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